LibriVox recording of The Wife of the Secretary of State, by Ella Middleton Tybout. Read by volunteer readers.
In this political thriller set at the turn of the 20th century, several lives, both of Washington insiders and those on the periphery, intersect over the issue of some stolen diplomatic papers. And what hidden secrets bind Mrs. Redmond, the wife of the Secretary of State, to the unscrupulous Count Valdmir, the Russian ambassador? Politics, power, and intrigue combine in this novel, first published in 1905. (Summary by Nullifidian)
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September 19, 2011 Subject:
The Rouschuk papers are missing, and the Secretary of State does not know who is behind the theft. His wife has been behaving strangely as well. He never asked about her mysterious past because he loves and respects her. Yet, something must be behind her secretive behavior. In addition, Count Vladmir, the Russian Ambassador, has been making a number of appearances, more so than affairs of state would warrant. What ties them all together?
Intrigue, missing papers, and missing people make for an interesting story. Reading was good.